The Holy Child College of Education is one of the 46 Colleges of Education in the country.
Holy Child College of Education was originally opened in 1946 in Cape Coast before moving to its current site nine years later.
Holy Child College was originally established in 1946 in Cape Coast to offer the Post-Primary Certificate ‘A’ course. In 1950, A post-Secondary department was added to be followed in 1952 by the two-year Certificate ‘B’ course which was introduced as part of the Government’s Accelerated Development Plan.
On 18 February 1955 the college was moved to its present site on the top of Fijai Hill where it shares boundaries with Kweikuma, Archbishop Porter Girls Secondary School and Fijai Senior High School.
At the time of relocation, the college was known as Adiembra Training College. The name was changed to Holy Child College derived from the Holy Child Community.
The college was expanded to offer an additional course – the two-year post Certificate ‘B’, bringing the number of courses being offered at the time to four.
In 1960, the Certificate ‘B’ course was stopped as a policy, thus allowing for substantial increases to be made in the enrolment figures for the other courses.
In 1963, the college started a special Home Science bias four-year course aimed at producing teachers for Home Science Centers throughout the country. This course was stopped by a government’s decision in 1969 to be replaced by a two-year specialist course.
In 1974, a two-year Vocational/Specialist course was introduced, which was also stopped as a government policy, in 1976.
Following the recommendations made by the Dzobo Committee on Education reform, a 3-year Post Secondary Certificate ‘A’ course was started aimed at producing teachers for proposed Junior Secondary Schools.
Various factors militated against the success of this course which was discontinued in August, 1979. A new post-Secondary course structure was then drawn up to enable some kind of specialization, and this college was selected to offer Home Science.
The Certificate ‘A’ 4-year Post-Middle course was re-introduced in September 1981. The college ran vacation classes under the modular teacher training programme.
Holy Child College was under the headship of the Sisters of the Order of the Holy Child Jesus until 1982. The first substantive principal of the college was Mother Mary Joachim, who assumed duty in January, 1956. Mother Mary Edwin who acted as principal pending Mother Joachim’s arrival became Vice Principal.
At that time, the staff numbered nine. The college has produced a significant number of women teachers who are found functioning actively not only in the basic schools, but also in secondary and tertiary institutions.
In other educational establishments some of them occupy high executive positions. Currently, the college runs a 3-year Diploma in Basic education (DBE) course for regular students. It also runs sandwich courses for untrained teachers and serving Certificate ‘A’ teachers, all leading to the award of Diploma in Basic Education.
Holy Child College of Education Courses
Courses offered at the Holy Child College of Education are the approved programs to be run by the colleges in Ghana. These are programs accredited by the National Accreditation Board and supervised by the Ministry of Education.
We have a dedicated page about all the courses offered by the Holy Child College of Education. You may use the link above to access the page.
Holy Child College of Education Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements are the minimum criteria the school use when accepting a student into the college.
Since the colleges of education in Ghana are under the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education in consultation with other stakeholders like the Ghana Education Service set the admission requirements for all colleges of education in Ghana.
We have a dedicated page for the admission requirements for students who want to attend the Holy Child College of Education, you can access the admission requirements by using the highlighted link.
Holy Child College of Education Admission Forms
Admission Form means the form provided by the school for parents/guidance to complete when accepting a place at the school. The admission forms for Holy Child College of Education can be accessed by visiting our dedicated page.
The page also has other vital information like the price for the various forms on sale, the year of programs available for admission, and a bit of the admission requirements for program-specifics.
Holy Child College of Education Admission List
The admission list of Holy Child College of Education is the list of students who have successfully been offered a place to study in the college. Students who want to apply to this college use the common platform used to apply to all the teacher training colleges in Ghana.
Successful students who met the admission requirements and the cut-off point of the college are admitted.
The list of successful applicants is published on the school’s website and notice boards. Most often, applicants are sent text messages confirming their acceptance into the institution.
The admission list may be accessed by using our dedicated page for the admission list of Holy Child College of Education.
Holy Child College of Education Fees Schedule
The fees schedule of the Holy Child College of Education is the approved academic fees and other related charges by the Ministry of Education.
Fees and most charges are determined by the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service.
However, you may have noticed that some colleges’ fees may be a bit higher compared to other colleges. This is because there are some extra charges the colleges of education are permitted to add to the approved fees.
You may visit our page for the fees schedule to determine the exact fees schedule of the Holy Child College of Education.
Applicants are advised to check the figures well to determine what they need to pay for and vice versa. All fees must be paid into the designated fees collection account of the college.
Holy Child College of Education Cut Off Points
The Cut-Off Point for Teacher Training Colleges in Ghana is aggregate 30. Applicants are to have credit passes (A1-C6) in three core subjects, including Core mathematics and English. Credit passes in two elective subjects (A1-C6) would also be considered in calculating the cut-off points.
So, in effect, three core subjects and two elective subjects would be used to calculate Cut off points for various Colleges of Education, which is aggregate 30.
NB: Cut Off Points of various colleges of education are revised on yearly basis. To stay up-to-date, you may visit our dedicated page for the Cut Off Point for Holy Child College of Education via the highlighted link.
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